Yacht Transportation – BBC RUSSIA – 10 to 14th November 2019

On Sunday 10th November, 2019 at 1344 hrs the 2016 built ATG flag multi purpose ship (MPP) BBC RUSSIA entered Valletta berthing at Magazine Wharf in order to load yachts. Shortly after entering she loaded 2 small yachts – A Cookson 50 sailing yacht and a Serenity 64 Catamaran which was moored at Roland Marina […]

Ship of the Week – ITS AMERIGO VESPUCCI A 5312

The magnificent tall ship around the world ITS AMERIGO VESPUCCI A 5312 sailed around the Maltese Coast on Tuesday 21st July, 2020. With the Motto of –  Non Chi Comincia Ma Quel Che Persevera she was launched on 22nd February, 1931 from the Royal Shipyard of Castellamare di Stabia, Naples and commissioned into the Italian […]

Accident – 4 Boats on Fire at Mgarr Marina, Gozo – 26.06.2020

4 yachts – 3 sailing and a pleasure yacht possibly a powerboat were damaged during a fire while moored at Pontoon B, Mgarr Marina, Gozo. The fire is believed to have started from the pleasure yacht (possibly a powerboat) and flames quickly spread to the mainsail of a sailing yacht with the consequences that other […]

Passer By – Sailing Ship KRUZENSHTERN – 12.04.2020

On Sunday 12th April, 2020 the 94 year old Russian (RUS) flag and owned tall ship KRUZENSHTERN was spotted underway 28.1 nautical miles off Malta heading to Novorossiysk, Russia from Las Palmas at 2225 hrs. Built in 1926 in Bremerhaven, Germany as the cargo ship PADUA she was a four masted barque and used among other things to ship construction […]

Preserved Ships – CUTTY SARK (1869) – UK

One of the only three remaining original composite construction (wooden hull on an iron frame) clipper ships from the nineteenth century in part or whole is the clipper ship CUTTY SARK. Listed by National Historic Ships as part of the National Historic Fleet (the nautical equivalent of a Grade 1 Listed Building). She was built on the River Leven, Dumbarton, Scotland in 1869 […]

Sailing – Qatari Dhow AL MUBARAKI at Malta Yacht – September 2019

After visiting several ports around the Mediterranean Sea the 1983 built Qatari dhow AL MUBARAKI called at Valletta, Malta on Friday 20th September 2019 late evening. She berthed port side alongside at Bezzina Ship Repair Yard and on Monday 23rd September she shifted to Sliema Creek at Marsamxett Harbour. She uses also solar energy. This […]

Valletta Cruise Port – Week 42 of 2018

Valletta Cruise Port plc (formerly VISET Malta plc) is a limited liability company which took over the cruise and ferry terminal operations following an international tender issued by the Government of Malta in 1996. Valletta Cruise Port was awarded the project and the formal agreement was signed on the 23rd of November 2001.   PORTE DES […]

Naval Movements at Valletta, Malta – Week 29 of 2018

Monday 16th July, 2018. At 0945 hrs the Algerian Navy Sail Training Ship EL MELLAH 938 entered Valletta for the first time berthing at Pinto 5 Wharf. Tuesday 17th July, 2018. At 2024 hrs the Republic of South Korean Navy Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin Class Destroyer ROKS MUMNU DAEWANG DDH 976 left Valletta. Thursday 19th July, 2018. At 0827 […]

Ships at Haifa, Israel in Week 50 of 2017. The following movements are covered by a friend at Haifa, Israel – Thursday 14th December, 2017.The 1998 built MLT flag passenger ship CLIO was seen entering again from Hurghada, Egypt through the Suez Canal. Sailing competitions of Chanuka Vacation were spotted. The 2014 built 135 metre […]